Christie Brinkley’s Daughter Alexa Ray Joel Is Engaged to Ryan Gleason: See Her Engagement Ring

Alexa Ray Joel Alexa Ray Joel and Ryan Gleason attend Cafe Carlyle on April 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

She’s an… engaged girl! Alexa Ray Joel, the daughter of supermodel Christie Brinkley and singer Billy Joel, is engaged to restaurateur Ryan Gleason.

The couple got engaged over the holidays while on vacation with her side of the family in a beautiful tropical destination. “He said to me: ‘Before I met you, my world was in black and white. You colored it in between the lines,’” Ray Joel expressed. “It was the most beautiful thing anybody’s ever said to me. How could I possibly say no to that?!?!”


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Gleason proposed with a large center diamond ring with embellishments on the side. “So I was completely taken off-guard, dumbstruck, and shell-shocked,” the future bride, a singer-songwriter, added. “And FOR ONCE in my life, I had absolutely no words, and I couldn’t speak… I just kept staring at this ridiculously exquisite ring- and he was just hysterically laughing at me!!!”

Brinkley proudly posted about the moment as well. “Under the largest moon on the year , my little Moonbeam got engaged,” she wrote on Instagram. “And I am over the moon with joy for these two! ( my I phone is not working so I have not been able to post .. I am trying to write my comment now .. each word is a struggle to post) Ryan is the sweetest, kindest, hard working man who sincerely loves and adores my precious Alexa Ray so I love him too and while we have always thought of him as family soon he really will be ! What s beautiful way for our family to start the New Year…. Celebrating their LVE !!!”

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Esther Lee
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